Hello Henry, we suggest you start with some broader contextual research into immigration to Victoria in the 1890s, specifically Russian-Jewish migration. You can begin by searching through our Origins website under Russia. As for the ship journey over, have you visited the museum to view our “Journeys of a Lifetime” exhibition, which demonstrates changes in sea travel from the 1840s? From this point in your research, you might also wish to consult some of the secondary literature on Ocean Liners from the period, for example, Ships that passed / Scott Baty (1984), Pictorial encyclopedia of ocean liners, 1860-1994/ William H. Miller (1995), and there is also a book written about Sidney Myer called Sidney Myer : a life, a legacy by Stella M. Barber (2005). We hope this helps!